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Jo Palmer(Tasmania)

Presenter, Southern Cross Nightly News and philanthropist

Jo Palmer

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Location: 39-41 Cecilia Street, Saint Helens, Tasmania, Australia

Fun in the Sun: Australia Day Celebrations 2017

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Jo presents the one hour program “Southern Cross Nightly News" in Tasmania. Originally employed by Southern Cross Television in Hobart as a journalist, Jo has been presenting the evening news for 20 years.

Jo is a former Miss Tasmania and in 1993 was awarded Miss Australia, the first Tasmanian woman to win the prestigious title since 1927. In 1993, Jo was awarded "Tasmanian of the Year" for her charity work, in particular her work with people with disabilities.

She is a prominent speaker at numerous Tasmanian charity and community events and is the Ambassador for a number of organisations including the Tasmanian Clown Doctors, Care Australia “Walk in her Shoes” and National Reading Ambassador and has also been involved as an intrastate Ambassador for Tourism Tasmania. Jo is also the Ambassador and face of “Give Me Five for Kids”, the major fundraising arm of Southern Cross Television which has contributed over one million dollars to the children’s wards of Tasmanian public hospitals over the past six years.